BENEFITING: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY
ORGANIZER: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Gilda’s Club New York City creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, lectures and social activities, all free of charge.
I am running for Gilda's Club NYC because this organization does such wonderful things for the entire family as their loved one faces his or her personal battle with cancer. It truly is a family affair and Gilda's Club recognizes this.
Both of my parents, along with countless relatives and a few friends, have faced their own diagnoses. My mother has survived melanoma and breast cancer, while my dad lost his fight with an aggressive skin cancer back in early 2012. That is when I joined the Associate Board of Gilda's Club. Not only did I have the chance to do something positive for an organization I truly believe in, but it also helped in my own healing process as I grieved the loss of my father.
So this is where I look to my friends and family. Because Gilda's Club offers all of these wonderful activities and support for families, they rely on donations and fundraising to keep the Clubhouse open. My goal is high and I hope to reach it well before October 28th! I would love your support as I train for my 5th marathon overall, hoping to complete my 4th, and 3rd NYC Marathon.
No matter what type of support you provide, whether positive thoughts and prayers or monetary contributions, it is all very much appreciated.